Elbit Systems announced that its subsidiary Elbit Systems of America, was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract by the Defense Logistics Agency Land to supply the U.S. Army with gunner hand stations, commander hand stations and circuit cards for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). The contract, with a maximum value of up to approximately $79 million, will be performed over a 5-year period.
An initial purchase order of approximately $26 million under the contract followed by a second purchase order of approximately $12 million have been issued to be executed over a three-year period. The gunner hand stations enable crew members to target and fire accurately and work in collaboration with the commander hand stations that drive the IFV’s turret and initiate signals to the turret fire control systems. The circuit cards provide processing and power supply to the hand station units.
This is a follow-on order: In October 2016 it received a $7.3 million contract to supply the Bradley’s Hand Station. The Gunner’s Hand Station provides Bradley vehicle gunners the ability to acquire their target and fire accurately. Working in collaboration with the Commander’s Hand Station, the Gunner’s Hand Station is used to drive the rate of movement of the Bradley turret and to initiate control signals to the turret fire control systems in the Bradley M2A3/M3A3 vehicle.
In addition to the Gunner’s Hand Station, Elbit Systems of America also provides the Commander’s Hand Station and the Turret Processing Unit for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.